Virat Kohli hails Babar Azam, calls him ‘Best Batter in World’

Dubai: The form for former India captain Virat Kohli is in question continuously and Asia Cup 2022 can prove to be a chance to turn things around. At the same time, Kohli has come forward to hail the excellence of Pakistan captain Babar Azam who is often compared with Kohli in terms of skills and achievements. 

Though the cricket world is aware that Kohli is way ahead in the lists of achievement in the game, but the comparisons are made based on current performance. When Kohli is struggling to find his form recently, Babar is climbing the stairs with every event. 

Virat Kohli calls Babar Azam Best in World

Ahead of the most-awaited fixture between India and Pakistan, Kohli came forward to praise Babar and said that he is “currently the best batter in the world across all formats.”

While in conversation with Star Sports, Kohli said, “The first interaction I had with him was the 2019 World Cup after the game in Manchester. Him and Imad (Wasim). Imad I have known since Under-19 cricket, we have played against each other and Imad said Babar wanted to have a chat.” 

“We sat down and spoke about the game. I saw a lot of regard and respect from him and that hasn’t changed regardless of the fact that he is probably the top batsman in the world right now across formats, performing so consistently.”

“And rightly so, he has amazing talent and I have always enjoyed watching him play. So that hasn’t changed. He is performing now and he is coming into his own, but I don’t see his attitude or his approach change towards me, which is a very good sign of someone who is very grounded in his foundations of his upbringing.”

“And he deserves all of this. And eventually you need to have players like him to keep world cricket exciting,” he said.

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